Monday, August 23, 2004

The worst part about living in Florida, the hurricanes! I have been home for about a week now, but due to Charley sweeping through here, we had no electricity for 5 days and the phone line was out for a whole week. So, this is the first chance I have hide to write anything. But, I do consider myself lucky. We were quite fortunate not to have any major damage. We did lose some trees, but no damage was done to the house. The worst part of the whole experience wasn't even the hurricane, it was having no air conditioning in August. You ever tried to sleep in Florida without AC? I do not reccomend it. But the showers were so cold they could have waked the dead.
Anyway, now that electricity is back on for most of the state, stores are open again and I was finally able to take my ibook into the apple store to be fixed. Hope fully I will have it back in a week or so (thank god for extended warrenties!) I just hope that I don't lose anything off the hard drive when they fix it. I can't exactly replace all my south americ pictures (I'm not likely to be in Ecuador again any time soon). Also, while my imac is cute (purple) it is old and slow. I can't even listen to a cd while playing a game or it works in slow motion.
Oh well. To all of you in Florida, email me please and let me know if you survived Charley's wrath. For everyone else, damn you lucky folks. Anyway, I need to find a job and an apartment now for me and Nate, so wish me luck!

Sunday, August 01, 2004

Long Island, NY...Well, I know I haven't updated this blog in a while (as Amy keeps reminding me), but I was stuck in Guayaquil Ecuador without any internet access. And now I am at my grandparents house where to go online I have to tie up there phone line. So I have to make this quick. Just wanted to say that I am back in the USA, home of Starbuck's and cell phones (both of which I have been addicted to since the moment I got back). Our South America tour is finally over. It was alot of work, but alot of fun. And I even learned some spanish. Thanks to all my translators (Romeo, Cris, etc.) for all your help. And now I am done with Disney on Ice. No more twelve hour load-outs with no meals or overtime. No more travel day as my only day off. And no more skater bulls**t. But now I am unemployed. But in two weeks I will be back in Florida and I will find something. Nate and I are moving to Orlando, we will see everyone once we get there (we are driving down next week). Sunday I have to go to Nate's cousins wedding, which means I will be meeting most of his family, I don't remember the last time I was this nervous to meet someone. Especially since all they know about me is that I am the girl who got Nate to move across the country from everyone he knows. Oh well. Anyway, Nate, if you are reading this, I miss you. To everyone else, don't complain about the heat in the states, cuz trust me, nothing compares to El Salvadore in July. Have a good summer. I will see you all around and I will try to write later in the week (I am supposed to see Farenheit 911 with my Grandmother tomorrow). Bye.